Hello! I am excited to be guest posting today! I will be showing you how you can use spray paint and lace to create an amazing pattern on a boring old lamp shade.
Over at AddSomePaint.com, we are a group of frugal sisters who love inexpensive projects. So, naturally, I bought this lamp from The Goodwill for $4.99.
I spray painted the base of the lamp before tackling the shade because my husband and I wanted it to be clean and white. Before you spray paint, mask off the neck of the lamp and the cords with tape and plastic. I used a grocery sack.
After I spray painted the lamp base, it was time to choose what color(s) to spray paint the lamp shade. I experimented with scrap pieces of paper. First, spray a small amount of spray adhesive glue on paper, and lay a chunk of lace over the sticky paper and smooth it down so it sticks.
Then, spray your color of choice over the top of the lace.
I tried a few different approaches:
- I spray painted the paper, then laid the lace down, then spray painted a different color;
- Laid the lace down, spray painted one color (heavy on the paint), and then another color on top of the original;
- And any other variations we could come up with.
Now that we decided on what colors we wanted to paint the lamp shade, we went to work.
1. Spray the lamp shade with your base color, and let it dry.
2. Spray the lamp shade with adhesive glue and lay your lace over the top. Smooth it down so it sticks well. (FYI: Parts of the lace that aren't stuck down well will appear blurry when you uncover.)
3. Spray the top of the lace with your second color.
4. Uncover the lace! Let dry.
I haven't found a place for this lamp, but I love the way it turned out. And the great part is that I can spray it again and start all over if I please.
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What a great project! I love that they did test sprays on paper to decide on the color scheme...such a good idea. A big thank you to Jenna and the girls from Add Some Paint. Head on over to their blog and check out all they have to offer!